《视觉编码—33 x Junge Kunst aus China》群展由德国著名机构德中文化交流基金会主办，基金会创始人张彧女士发起，策展人李蕊（中国）策划。本届评委团成员特别邀请了德国Leonie BAUMANN(柏林艺术设计大学校长）、海纳·温康纳 Heiner WEMHOENER（知名藏家）、Gudrun WURLITZER（知名藏家）、Dr. Ludger DERENTHAL (国家摄影美术馆总策展人）、Prof. Andreas BIENERT (国家美术馆数据化中心主任）、Elke von der LIETH （地方美术馆馆长）、Constanze KLEIN (画廊，柏林temporary Kunsthalle发起人之一）、张彧 Yu ZHANG (德中文化交流基金会主席、项目发起人)8位著名人士。此次群展是基金会的第五届德中青年艺术家发展基金联展，延续了德中文化交流基金会主推中国当代青年艺术家宗旨，为中国当代青年艺术家在德国提供一个国际化的展示舞台。
The group exhibition “Visual Encoding-33 x Junge Kunst aus China”will be sponsored by the well-known GeKA. e.v. This exhibition is initiated by Lady Yu Zhang, the founder of GeKA. e.v. and will be organized by curator Li Rui (China). The judge committee has invited the following 8 celebrities: Leonie BAUMANN (President of Berlin University of Art and Design, Germany), Heiner WEMHOENER（Famous Collector）, Gudrun WURLITZER（Famous Collector）,Dr. Ludger DERENTHAL (Chief Curator of National Photography Gallery）, Prof. Andreas BIENERT (Dean of Digital Center, National Art Museum), Elke von der LIETH （President of Local Art Gallery）,Constanze KLEIN ( One of the Founders of Berlin Temporary Kunsthalle Gallery), Yu ZHANG (President of GeKA, and the Founder of the Project). It’s the 5th Germany-Chinese young artists development foundation group exhibition sponsored by the GeKA. e.v., following the same mission of the GeKA. e.v., that is to promote Chinese young artists into the global, and to provide an international exhibiting stage for Chinese young artists in Germany.
By Li Rui
With the rapid development of current societies, the growing need of culture information by human being, and the enormous process of scientific technologies, as well as all kinds of exploding information from the internet, the exotic technologies have significantly impacted and influenced the individual identity, the natural ecology, and the value system of the society. The city’s memories, that have been repeatedly created and copied, are re-forming the codes to understand the world. Just like the genomes. Art is constantly producing the connections, encoding with the audiovisual omni-sense stimulations from the information outside. Then it is reflected as the visual art elements, which will help to accelerate the scenery construction of the unknown world, “the Future”.
Most of the 33 Chinese young artists in this group exhibition were born after the year of 1980, some even born in early 1990s. They have been trained and received their education in some well-known Chinese and oversea art academy schools. A few artists have even participated in some well-known international grand exhibitions before. Their exhibition artworks vary from new media images, digital art, installation art, paintings, and other art forms. In this globalization and multi-layered world, respect and make good use of technology, together with the natural traits of multiple medias; Smash multi-layered spaces and virtual realities; Break the concept of “time”; Focus on the cross-culture communication, and transfer it into our own art language; Present a brand new awareness of time and space of our contemporary artists, via the adding, accumulating, destructing and recombining in of style of “Time Slice”. Then is created the future scenery, which has been continual re-produced and copied by the city’s memory and scientific art. Bestow the metaphor to the artwork; Create a brand-new language state and meaning. All the above are the art traits of the new generation artists in this group exhibition.
Their artwork has presented a humorous introspection towards the realistic society, as well as the expectation and vision of the future. Their insightful recognition towards this world, and their deep digging and exploration of human spirits, via their omni-sense exploration and encoding in art, both have proved the maturity and the brand-new vigorous visions of Chinese young artists of the new generation. This is exactly one of the most important missions of this group exhibition in Berlin.
The Culture Exchange Foundation of Germany and China （GeKA）was founded in 2008 in Berlin, with a 11 years history, in the art center of Europe, by Ms. Yu ZHANG, who is the Oversea Chinese Representative well known and deeply trusted by German Government, German famous female entrepreneur, and the social celebrity and collector. GeKA foundation has absorbed intensive attention and recognition from many professional organizations. It has also held multiple grand art exhibitions by cooperating with some authorized organizations like German National Art Museum and Leipzig Contemporary Art Museum.The foundation has worked together with Germany National Art Museum in 2017, promoting the grand Chinese Contemporary Photography Art Exhibition in National Photography Art Museum. In 2019, the foundation co-operated with Hamburger Bahnhof Museum for Contemporary Art (Berlin) to hold the Contemporary Image Art Exhibition. The foundation has also launched several artist communication and residence projects of different sizes and types, aiming to discover and support Chinese young artists of new generation, and to encourage young artists to participate international communication, so that to expand their worldly visions, and to have these creators to collide, communicate and inspire each other. GeKA foundation is a developmental art project which has successfully held five grand joint-exhibitions, and this project will continue for a long run.